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Ed Catmull || The Soul of Pixar

The Psychology Podcast with Scott Barry Kaufman

Today it’s great to chat with Ed Catmull. Ed is the co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios and former president of Pixar Animation and Disney Animation. He has been honored with five Academy Awards, including the Gordon E. Sawyer Award for lifetime achievement in the field of computer graphics. He received his Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Utah and is the author of Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces that Stand in the Way of True Inspiration. He lives in San Francisco with his wife and children. Topics [1:04] Ed’s childhood growing up in Utah in the 50s [3:57] Ed’s entry point into the field of animation [7:30] The evolution of computer graphics [12:20] How Ed broke barriers in his field [15:21] Ed’s encounters with Silicon Valley and emerging technologies [20:29] Ed’s interactions with Steve Jobs [34:36] How to create a sustainable creative culture [43:22] Ed describes his leadership style [46:01] How to protect the creative process and handle internal conflict [56:33] What it means to take risks at Pixar [1:03:32] The core principles that make Pixar so creative [1:10:17] How to lead an effective team [1:13:13] The appeal of anthropomorphic characters in animation [1:16:20] The impact of the pandemic on Pixar [1:24:40] Ed’s opinion on cancel culture [1:26:30] Ed’s thoughts on the future of animation [1:33:00] Diversifying Pixar [1:37:32] Ed’s complete inability to visualize (aphantasia) [1:40:38] Ed’s thoughts on the field of education Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/the-psychology-podcast/support

1hr 45mins

6 May 2021

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#210: Ed Catmull – Marvelous Moments

Disrupt Yourself Podcast with Whitney Johnson

Today our guest is Ed Catmull. Ed is the co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios (along with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter) and former president of Pixar Animation and Disney Animation. He has received five Academy Awards, and his work as a computer scientist has contributed to groundbreaking developments in computer graphics. As if all that weren’t enough, Ed is also the author of the New York Times best-selling book, Creativity Inc. His list of accomplishments is long and are enough to fill more than one lifetime. But I have asked Ed here today to talk about something else, I want to talk people. As with so many other projects in his storied career, Ed has developed an incredible approach to managing people. Throughout the span of his career, he has made it possible for people to do their best work. He's made it possible for people to disrupt themselves and when they get to the top of that S curve, to keep climbing. In this episode we discuss how Ed developed his unique approach to management. We learn how he stuck to his recipe in the midst of mergers, leaks and when the team accidentally deleted a year’s worth of work on what would eventually become a blockbuster animated film (you will have to listen to learn which one!). For a complete transcript and links from this episode, please visit: https://whitneyjohnson.com/ed-catmull/

47mins

6 Apr 2021

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Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull and Amy Wallace

The Book Pile

In Creativity, Inc. the cofounder of Pixar teaches lessons about creativity -- such as, every animated movie should emotionally devastate a child. Plus, Kellen knows a shocking amount about box office numbers, and Dave has a sad story about almost meeting Ed Catmull.*TheBookPilePodcast@gmail.com*Kellen Erskine has appeared on Conan, Comedy Central, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, NBC's America's Got Talent, and the Amazon Original Series Inside Jokes. He has garnered over 50 million views with his clips on Dry Bar Comedy. In 2018 he was selected to perform on the “New Faces” showcase at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, Quebec. Kellen was named one of TBS's Top Ten Comics to Watch in 2017. He currently tours the country.*David Vance's videos have garnered over 1 billion views. He has written viral ads for companies like Squatty Potty, Chatbooks, and Lumē, and sketches for the comedy show Studio C. His work has received two Webby Awards, and appeared on Conan. He currently works as a writer on the sitcom Freelancers.

34mins

22 Mar 2021

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Summary of Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull with Amy Wallace | Free Audiobook

QuickRead Podcast - Free book summaries

Discover How to Overcome the Unseen Forces that Stand in the Way of True Inspiration. What does it take to manage a successful company while still fostering creativity? The current president of both Pixar and Disney Animation Studios, Ed Catmull, and co-founder of Pixar Studios has succeeded in both. After fulfilling his lifelong dream of creating the first-ever computer-animated film, Ed dedicated himself to turning Pixar into a successful company that focused on fostering the creativity of its employees and animators. So how did he do it? Throughout Creativity, Inc., Ed aims to teach you exactly what it takes to manage a successful company. As you read, you’ll learn how to ensure that your team achieves success and excellence while living up to their full creative potential. Additionally, you'll learn about Braintrust, how cubicles are dangerous, and why hierarchical structures are detrimental to your company. Do you want more free audiobook summaries like this? Download our app for free at QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries. DISCLAIMER: This book summary is meant as a preview and not a replacement for the original book. If you like this summary please consider purchasing the original book to get the full experience as the original author intended it to be. If you are the original author of any book on QuickRead and would like us to remove it, please contact us at hello@quickread.com

27mins

23 Nov 2020

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Why Ed Catmull, Co-Founder of Pixar, Says “We’re All In This Together”

All Hands

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34mins

28 Oct 2020

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MBA1624 Must Read P2- Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull

The $100 MBA Show

But wait, there’s more! From the company that brought you incredible stories like Finding Nemo comes another inspiring tale — how one business did things differently, and it worked. This is part 2 of our 2-part review of Ed Catmull’s Creativity, Inc. Go back and listen to Part 1, if you haven’t.  In this episode, we’ll discuss the book’s takes on planning strategies, fear, failure, and how to truly lead a team of empowered, independent, motivated employees.  It was a long road to Woody and Buzz. But like so many business stories, the journey was just as incredible as the destination. Click Play!  #btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .text {font-size:22px;color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 {padding:30px 40px;border-color:#cc0033;border-width:1px;-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;background:#cc0033;background:-webkit-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, color-stop(0%, #cc0033), color-stop(100%, #cc0033));background:-webkit-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:-moz-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:-ms-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:-o-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:linear-gradient(to bottom, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);filter:progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient(startColorstr=#cc0033, endColorstr=#cc0033, GradientType=0);box-shadow:none;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .gradient {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .shine {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .active {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .hover {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}SUBSCRIBE ON ITUNES Stitcher | SoundCloud | Podcast Feed | How To Subscribe Give us a Rating & Review Today's Sponsors WebinarNinja Looking for an easy, intuitive webinar platform that gets out of your way? WebinarNinja is the most user-friendly webinar platform on the market. Best of all, it works! With built-in marketing tools like email automations, landing pages, and more, WebinarNinja is everything you need to run live, automated, or hybrid webinars. Sign up for a free live demonstration at webinarninja.com/workshop. Storyblocks Storyblocks is the world’s best stock media service (in our opinion). They offer video, audio, and images with affordable subscription plans. Their unlimited, all-access plan lets you download as many files as you’d like in their ever-growing library of high-quality, royalty-free assets. The selection is amazing, and the price is right. To learn more, go to storyblocks.com/mba. Show Links Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull The post MBA1624 Must Read P2- Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull appeared first on The $100 MBA.

20mins

29 Sep 2020

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MBA1623 Must Read P1 – Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull

The $100 MBA Show

This book is so good, we had to review it twice. Creativity, Inc., from the co-founder of Pixar, is packed with incredibly valuable lessons for any business leader (or anyone who wants to be one). In the first part of this 2-part review, we’ll discuss Ed Catmull’s take on team-building, cultivating creativity, creating a company culture, and leadership. The author’s take on these things will surprise you — and inspire you. Hear what it took to build one of the greatest story-telling businesses in history. Learn how you can apply the same principles to your story. Click Play! #btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .text {font-size:22px;color:#ffffff;font-weight:normal;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 {padding:30px 40px;border-color:#cc0033;border-width:1px;-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;background:#cc0033;background:-webkit-gradient(linear, left top, left bottom, color-stop(0%, #cc0033), color-stop(100%, #cc0033));background:-webkit-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:-moz-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:-ms-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:-o-linear-gradient(top, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);background:linear-gradient(to bottom, #cc0033 0%, #cc0033 100%);filter:progid:DXImageTransform.Microsoft.gradient(startColorstr=#cc0033, endColorstr=#cc0033, GradientType=0);box-shadow:none;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .gradient {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .shine {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .active {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}#btn_1_2a93752f5900eebe99baf810059ed3f8 .hover {-moz-border-radius:0px;-webkit-border-radius:0px;border-radius:0px;}SUBSCRIBE ON ITUNES Stitcher | SoundCloud | Podcast Feed | How To Subscribe Give us a Rating & Review Today's Sponsors Podia Easily sell Online Courses, Memberships, and Digital Downloads to your audience. With more than 10,000 creators on the platform, Podia is the easiest way to earn a living teaching what you know. Create a beautiful storefront in minutes and start selling your digital products. No technical knowledge needed, and no third-party plugins required. Check out podia.com/mba now. Axos Bank Want banking that moves your small business forward? Axos is 100% digital, with much lower overhead costs than traditional banks — and they pass the savings on to customers.That means no maintenance fees, no minimum balance requirements, unlimited domestic ATM fee reimbursements, and up to 200 free transactions/month with their Basic Business Checking account. They’re so confident you’ll love it, they’ll give you $100 to try it out. Just use promo code AXOSMBA at axosbank.com/mba to get started. Show Links Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull The post MBA1623 Must Read P1 – Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull appeared first on The $100 MBA.

20mins

28 Sep 2020

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16: Ed Catmull – “Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration”

The Abstractable Podcast

In this episode of all things #Abstractable Ryan and Lach discuss the book Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull Pixar changed the animated film game and for good reason, they operated in a completely different way to some of their biggest competitors (think: Disney, before they joined). We delve into Ed Catmull, the founder’s life and the culture inside Pixar. As with each episode, we pluck out what most resonated with us from the book and how we are going to implement these into our day-to-day.  Show notes, books mentioned and all episodes can be found at: http://abstractable.co/ We hope you enjoy.  --- Subscribe to receive new episodes weekly. Watch video of episodes on our YouTube channel - Abstractable

59mins

28 Jun 2020

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Creativity, Inc by Ed Catmull

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27mins

15 Dec 2019

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77: Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull

Bookworm

Pixar has inspired the creative world for over 20 years with iconic films like Toy Story, The Incredibles, and WALL-E, just to name a few. Today’s book gives us an inside look at the meetings, postmortems, and Braintrust sessions that have produced some of the most successful animated films in history. Join Joe & Mike as they discover how to overcome the unseen forces that stand in the way of true inspiration. Links Support the show MindNode SetApp Bookworm #73: The 4-Hour Work Week Bookworm #75: Getting Results the Agile Way Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull Bookworm #63: Atomic Habits Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson Ultralearning by Scott Young SuperBetter by Jane McGonigal Bookworm #2: The Willpower Instinct Tools and Weapons by Brad Smith Bookworm #64: Digital Minimalism Bookworm #64: Digital Minimalism Bookworm #19: The Shallows The Oxygen Advantage by Patrick McKeown The Tim Ferriss Show #384: David Allen Join the Club Recommend a Book Recommend Margin Book List Leave a Review Mike's Rating: 5.0Joe's Rating: 4.0

1hr 35mins

27 Sep 2019

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